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    PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

The Super Eagles' 2018 World Cup kits have been unveiled by Nike and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Nike is the official kits sponsor of Nigeria's national teams.The sportswear manufacturer presented the kits to the NFF at a ceremony in London on Wednesday.The Super Eagles' World Cup jersey was modelled by Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi while Sophia Omidiji modelled the Super Falcons' [...]

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    Oil prices hit $70 per barrel amid OPEC cuts

Oil prices hit $70 per barrel amid OPEC cuts

Oil prices were firm on Wednesday, receiving ongoing support from healthy economic growth and supply restrictions led by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia.NAN reports that brent crude oil futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at 70 dollars a barrel, up four cents from Tuesday.US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at 64.59 [...]

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    Rohr: Iceland will be difficult to beat

Rohr: Iceland will be difficult to beat

Gernot Rohr has said Iceland will be a difficult team to beat at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Rohr said none of the teams in Group D --Nigeria, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland --will qualify easily for the second round."Croatia with some of the best players in the world and the very strong Icelend team, who were at the Euro 2016 in [...]

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    Twitter blocks 201 Russian-linked accounts

Twitter blocks 201 Russian-linked accounts

Twitter has identified and blocked 201 suspected Russian-linked accounts connected to the spreading of false information in last year’s US presidential election.In an online statement, Twitter said it had looked at around 450 accounts shared by Facebook, after that social network conducted a similar investigation, and found that 22 had corresponding Twitter accounts.It also found another 179 related accounts and [...]

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    Putin considers fresh 6-year term — after 17 years in power

Putin considers fresh 6-year term — after 17 years in power

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was first elected 17 years ago, on Friday said he would consider running for re-election in 2018.The Kremlin has been coy in recent weeks about whether the 64-year-old head of state would run for another six-year term in the March 2018 election.In early July, his spokesman said the matter was still undecided.Putin was on a [...]

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    Donald Trump approves new sanctions against Russia

Donald Trump approves new sanctions against Russia

US President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia into law, a White House official said on Wednesday.The US congress voted last week by overwhelming margins for sanctions to punish the Russian government over interference in the US 2016 presidential election, annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and other perceived violations of international norms.Trump, who has made clear he [...]

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    Russia to kick out US diplomats in retaliation to new sanctions

Russia to kick out US diplomats in retaliation to new sanctions

Russia has asked the US to reduce its diplomatic staff by September 1 and has said it is seizing a dacha compound and warehouse used by US diplomats in retaliation to new sanctions.The announcement, outlined in a statement from the foreign ministry, came a day after the US senate voted to slap new sanctions on Russia.Russia's foreign ministry also warned the US that it [...]

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    Russian parliament approves internet ban

Russian parliament approves internet ban

The Russian parliament’s upper house on Tuesday gave final approval to ban virtual private networks and other services that helped to provide anonymity for internet users.The bill, which was passed by the lower house last week, now needs President Vladimir Putin’s signature to become a law.Proponents said the measure would help to prevent extremism. Critics have condemned it as yet [...]

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    OPEC meets Nigeria, Libya to discuss possibility of future cuts

OPEC meets Nigeria, Libya to discuss possibility of future cuts

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met with delegations from Nigeria and Libya at the weekend to discuss the possibility of oil cuts.The meeting which held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday and Sunday was attended by Khalid A. Al-Falih, OPEC president and minister of energy, Saudi Arabia; Mohammad Barkindo, OPEC secretary general, and members of the joint technical committee (JTC).The [...]

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    Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The continent has 148 players - 95 men and 53 women - that have confirmed participation.A total of ten European countries are expected for the championship while Asia has three representatives and Latin America has one.Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are the [...]

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    Cyber-attack hits Russia, Ukraine

Cyber-attack hits Russia, Ukraine

A massive cyber-attack has affected Russian and Ukrainian companies and government agencies.The virus known as Petya has affected Rosneft, Bashneft, Mars, Nivea and Mondelez, the International producer of Alpen Gold chocolate - all Russian companies.Affected Ukrainian establishments are Auchan Hypermarkets, Privatbank and local telecommunication operators.Ukrainian state power company and Kiev's main airport, were among the first to report issues.British advertising [...]

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    Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader but US ‘can’t confirm’

Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader but US ‘can’t confirm’

Russia’s defence ministry on Friday said it was checking information that its airstrike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in late May.The air strike targeted a meeting of ISIS leaders and was carried out on May 28.The strike is believed to have killed several other senior leaders of the group, as well [...]

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    Russia hopes to strengthen strong trade partnership with Nigeria

Russia hopes to strengthen strong trade partnership with Nigeria

Russia says Nigeria is one of its strongest trade partners and hopes to strengthen such relationship in the coming years.Nikolay Udovichenko, Russian ambassador to Nigeria, made this known on Monday during the Russian Federation National Day celebration at the Russian embassy in Abuja.He said the country hopes to strengthen bilateral trade and investment cooperation with Nigeria.He also said Russia would [...]

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    OPEC may ask Nigeria to cut oil production, Iraqi minister signals

OPEC may ask Nigeria to cut oil production, Iraqi minister signals

Jabar Ali al-Luaibi, Iraq’s oil minister, has signalled that Nigeria and Libya may be asked to cut oil productions in the new supply cut deal to be reached by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).Speaking at a press conference in Baghdad, Al-Luaibi expressed Iraq's readiness to join Saudi Arabia and Russia in the proposed extension of the oil deal [...]

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    Trump says probe of Russia link is ‘greatest witch hunt’ in US history

Trump says probe of Russia link is ‘greatest witch hunt’ in US history

President Donald Trump on Thursday described the appointment of a special counsel to probe his links with Russia as "the single greatest witch hunt" in US history.This is coming hours after he said he looked forward to a thorough investigation regarding the issue.The US justice department had named Robert Mueller, former FBI director, as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian [...]

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    Trump: I have absolute right to share intelligence with Russia

Trump: I have absolute right to share intelligence with Russia

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had an “absolute right” to share intelligence information with Russia."As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining … to terrorism and airline flight safety," he wrote on Twitter."Plus I want Russia to greatly step up their [...]

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